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The Best for Every Budget: Mules

by Julie Chiem

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Image Source: Loeffler Randall

Loved for it’s minimalistic and versatile silhouette in a wide range of styles and colors, the mule has grown to be a fashion favorite with everyone from Instagram’s top It-girls to the classic girl next door. Whatever style persona you fall into, there’s a mule out there to fit your taste and budget. With so many different heel heights and various details, we've narrowed down the two most popular styles you should know about. Read about them below and then shop them at every price.

The Flat Mule

The simple design of this effortless flat makes it so easy to get on and go. Covered up or open-toed, they offer a cool-girl look. Whether you wear it during the workweek with a dress or on the weekends with a basic tee and jeans, a flat mule is made to meet any casual or formal occasion. The hottest styles include Gucci’s Princetown slipper and Mansur Gavriel’s sleek, polished suede sandal. If it’s a basic, yet elevated style you’re after, a pointed-toe version will get the job done. Choose from dreamy neutrals or soft color tones made in the smoothest leather materials.

The Block Heel Mule

A sensible heel that’s not too high or too low in height makes it bearable to wear all day. Surprisingly comfy and fashion-forward, the most sought after pairs come decorated in bows, ruffles, or fringe — a variety of statement-making details perfect for the someone in search of a fun and fancy style. The nude block heel is one you’ll be wearing in heavy rotation all Summer long because it just goes with everything. Come Fall, throw on a pair of socks and add on a midi skirt to go with it. A shoe that’s transitional is one we can definitely get on board with. Update your shoe closet with a pair you can wear everyday and everywhere.


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